We have WON every time they have attempted this in Texas. The TX and US Supreme CT has ruled the practice of road checkpoints unconstitutional, but that hasn’t stopped the Locals and the Feds from trying over, and over, and over again.
With his electrician’s tool belt and company logo cap, Rick Schmidt looks every bit the small-business owner he in fact is. That he often reeks of marijuana these days ... well, it is just part of the job, he said.
It's been a while since I've posted a new video of my suspicionless homeland security checkpoint encounters along SR86 in Southern Arizona but on Friday February 25, 2011, the actions of Border Patrol field supervisor Trevino who seized me at the pri
After more than 30 years of death, destruction, and failure, the two primary advocates of the war on drugs are public officials and drug lords. The reason is obvious: these two groups are the biggest beneficiaries of the drug war.
This week the FDA issued another one of their Nanny Fatwas banning some cold and cough concoctions, not because they are dangerous, but are either ineffective or unproven. Under normal circumstances this would be about the FDA's unwarranted interfer
Legislation being proposed in Australia would criminalize most permaculturists, farmers, gardeners, nurseries and bush regenerators by banning any plant that contains DMT – a naturally-occurring hallucinogen.
A Drug Enforcement Administration proposal to reclassify the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana as a Schedule III substance would allow pharmaceutical companies to market the drug while still penalizing common recreational use
The cigarettes Audrey Silk used to smoke — Parliament Lights — are made at a factory in Richmond, Va. The cigarettes she smokes these days are made and grown in Brooklyn, at her house.
A state senator wants to keep electronic cigarettes out of kids’ hands by making it a petty offense for merchants to sell them to minors and for minors to buy them. “If we’re going to say minors can’t buy regular cigarettes, it doesn’t seem valid
An Oregon congressman said Tuesday that he accepted prescription drugs from a campaign contributor last October, around the same time members of his staff complained of his erratic behavior.
This report was originally filed Feb. 15, 2011, but has been republished today due to a general lack of US media coverage: Argentina seized what they say are undeclared weapons and drugs on a US military aircraft last week.
"There will be an interesting Editorial in this Sundays' Seattle Times. The paper is coming out in favor of legalizing pot, and all that will allow the state to profit from the sale of cannabis."
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has offered two amendments to the House continuing resolution that would eliminate much of the federal funding for the war on drugs in the United States. The House is currently debating HR 1, the Full Year Continui
Nine-year-old Patrick Timoney was sent to the principal’s office and threatened with suspension after school officials discovered that one of his LEGOs was holding a 2-inch toy gun. That particular LEGO, a policeman, was Patrick’s favorite...
Argentina is accusing the US military of attempting to smuggle arms, drugs and spy equipment into the country under the pretext of a police training course. The US military disputed the claims, denying an attempt to smuggle equipment into Argentina.
One of the prisoners freed during the recent unrest in Egypt was Mostafa Soliman, a dual American/Egyptian citizen who was arrested on drug trafficking charges and faces a death sentence because there is no Arabic word for hemp.
Additional lab studies 'suggest' that THC has an inhibitory effect on the smooth muscles of the penis, which have THC receptors! Really!?!
"No more violence, no more lack of safety, no more corrupt politicians, let's move ahead with citizen candidates," marchers on the touristy Paseo de la Reforma shouted after at least 45 people died. Demonstrators marched to appeal for tougher anti-dr
More hospitals and medical businesses in many states are adopting strict policies that make smoking a reason to turn away job applicants, saying they want to increase worker productivity, reduce health care costs and encourage healthier living. Th
“This isn’t just about drugs and about illegal immigrants,” he said. “This is about, potentially, a takeover of a government by individuals who are corrupt.”
In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton recently in a Mexican news interview that the US cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because "there is just too much mone
Wine aficionados in the Maryland are routinely breaking state law to get around rules that restrict residents from having wine shipped to their homes. Lawyers, government consultants, high-tech workers and even members of the General Assembly - all t
38 vending machines line the sidewalks between my home and the train station. I can use them to purchase a pack of smokes, canned coffee (hot or cold), assorted juices, Happy Family Life “high class” condoms, double-A batteries, a pocket-size Gundam
An Arizona city's proposed law requiring people buying certain drugs to be fingerprinted has civil liberties advocates concerned about what they say is an unwarranted intrusion on privacy rights. Facing a growing problem with prescription fraud, t
Two drugs that produce a "meth-like" high and are being sold under the guise of "bath salts" would be banned as federally controlled substances under a bill unveiled on Sunday by Senator Charles Schumer.
Rep. Diane Russell of Portland has sponsored a bill that would make Maine the first state to fully legalize marijuane for its citizens. Washington Country Sheriff Donnie Smith questions the effectiveness of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
Drug smugglers used a catapult to fire contraband over the border between Mexico and Arizona, authorities said Wednesday. National Guard troops operating a remote video surveillance system on Friday evening saw several people using the device besi
Bryan Gonzalez alleged that he lost his job in 2009 after telling a colleague on the Mexican border that he believed legalizing marijuana could reduce drug war violence. Gonzalez was issued a termination letter stating that he was fired because h
Bolivians chewed coca leaves in demonstrations around the country Wednesday to push for a change in a 1961 UN convention to remove a ban on a practice that has been part of indigenous cultures here for millennia. Protesters gathered outside the US
Students, faculty and visitors to the state's universities are going to go without their medical marijuana even though it's legal. School policies say their campuses will remain drug-free zones. Officials said obligations under federal law trump Ariz